spicy coconut fishcakes

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spicy coconut fishcakes

Spicy coconut fishcakes, flavoured with Thai red curry paste, garlic, sesame oil and rolled in polenta and desiccated coconut before frying for a crunchy coating

The recipe works well with any white fish, but you could also try adding a few prawns or crab meat to the mix (making sure to keep the total weight of fish the same). 

A quick and simple fishcake recipe, using relatively inexpensive ingredients, and so much better than shop bought. 

Delicious served with a soy and ginger dipping sauce or my home made persimmon & chilli jam. 

makes about 15 fishcakes 
preparation time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 10-15 minutes 

500g skinned/boned white fish fillets (I used pollock, but any white fish would work, e.g. coley, whiting) 
1 egg
50g carrot
50g onion
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
1 tsp sesame oil 
2 tbsp cornflour
salt and pepper

vegetable oil for frying

for the coating:
3 tbsp dessicated coconut
3 tbsp polenta

chopped fresh red chilli 
desiccated coconut


add all the fish cake ingredients to a food processor (apart from the frying oil) and whizz up for a few minutes until well combined. 

shape into croquette/quenelle shapes using a tablespoon and gently roll in the polenta and dessicated coconut

heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan - it should be about 1cm deep. Fry until crisp, golden and cooked through. Cook in batches if necessary as you don't want to overcrowd the pan.

drain on kitchen paper for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with some desiccated coconut and chopped red chilli. 

I like to serve these with my persimmon and chilli jam or a simple soy and ginger dipping sauce. 

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  1. Love Thai style fish cakes but haven't had any for yonks. Will have to rectify that soon! Yours look delicious :-)

    1. thank you - a new favourite of ours now. Let us know if you give it a go...

  2. Wow I must try these-I'm obsessed with coconut! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays and #brilliantblogposts x

    1. thank you - and watch this space - my coconut cake recipe coming soon...

  3. Oh yes! Thai fish cakes. Yes!!! Thanks for linking to Simply Eggcellent x

  4. Oh wow! I love coconut and I can just imagine how delicious these must be! x #simplyeggcellent

    1. me too - love coconut in sweet and savoury dishes. Adds a great flavour to the crispy coating. Thanks so much for stopping by too :)

  5. How gorgeous are these! I would never have thought to put coconut in a fish cake but now I so want to! Thanks for a fab #CreditCrunchMunch entry:-)

    1. I can definitely recommend it! Happy weekend to you too :)


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